The Young Investment Banker Programme (Dubai)

Saturday 5th May 2018 - 15-18 year old students

Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC)

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  • Investment banking remains the ‘holy grail’ of careers for thousands of young people, fascinated by the allure of global financial markets. However, the availability of work experience is extremely limited for pre-university students. The Young Investment Banker Programme brings top professionals to Dubai to provide you with everything you would seek to gain from work experience at a world-class investment bank.

    Programme Benefits

    There are three clear outcomes for the day:

    • You will gain a genuine experience of life as an investment banker, both through sessions on the two key areas (sales & trading and mergers & acquisitions); AND through practising some key tasks yourself, including designing a trading strategy, pricing stocks, valuing companies and negotiating with other parties. The case studies are based on real-life matters, thus putting you into the shoes of an investment banker for the duration of the programme.
    • You will be guided on how to secure a front-office position at a bulge-bracket investment bank– with advice ranging from which A-levels to choose, which universities to apply for and how to tackle personal statements; all the way to how to excel in CVs, application forms and interviews.
    • You will meet with established investment bankers from a variety of disciplines, and be given the chance to ask them questions on a personal basis. These professionals can become vital mentors for you throughout your career.

    Boost Your Applications

    Further, you can reference your attendance on the Young Investment Banker Programme in your university personal statement as an example of where you gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, negotiating and commercial awareness.

    You will also be invited to complete an optional online assessment of what you learned on the programme. You will be given a score and this can be a fantastic ‘gold star’ to include on your university personal statement and future CV. 

    The InvestIN Commitment

    The above is just the beginning of a journey InvestIN takes you on towards a top investment bank. After the programme, you will be given exclusive access to an online portal which contains hours of advanced digital content. This resource will act as your best friend in all aspects of your path to success, throughout university and beyond.

    Our alumni also have unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise; students can contact us with further questions at any time, and we make sure you are promptly given the advice you need. Your attendance on the programme is therefore just the beginning of our long-term commitment to coaching you towards achieving your career ambitions.


    Programme Fee: £180/student. The Programme Fee includes one place on the Young Investment Banker Programme; exclusive access to advanced digital learning content through the InvestIN Academy; and an online assessment with certificates issued to successful candidates. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

    Refund Policy: We do not offer cash refunds for programme bookings. However, we do provide 100% credit against your purchase in case you can no longer attend the programme you have booked for, if you cancel at least 24 hours before the programme takes place. That credit can be used against any future programme run by InvestIN, within the following 12 months. Only one credit will be issued per purchase.  For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

  • Programme Timetable*

    10.30am Finance Overview - Functions within a bank
    - Products banks work with
    - Clients' work with banks
    - Company capital case study
    11.15am Sales & Trading 1 - How a trading floor works
    - Terminology used
    - Types of roles
    - Study paths
    - Group trading game
    12.15pm Sales & Trading 2 - Risk-reward
    - Executing a trade
    - How pros analyse
    - Interactive portfolio game
    1.00pm Lunch Break
    2.00pm Investment Banking M&A - Mergers & Acquisitions
    - How do deals actually occur
    - How to value companies
    - Career paths & study areas
    2.45pm Investment Banking M&A Role-play - Live deal case study
    - Negotiation
    - Interactive simulation
    4.00pm University Choices/Recruitment - Impactful cover letters/CVs
    - University choices
    - Internship applications
    - Interview techniques
    - How to build your network
    4.45pm Panel Discussion -Panel made up of high-ranking investment bankers
    - Top professionals answer your questions
    - Receive personal advice
    - Guidance from those on the inside
    5.30pm Close

    *exact programme format subject to change without notice

  • Venue


    Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC)
    Conference Centre Gate 4
    Sheikh Zayed Road

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Nadhir Meyrick-Evans ★★★★★

The InvestIN Young Investment Banker Programme was a fantastic experience which gave me a fantastic insight into investment banking and the financial industry as a whole. The speakers were all confident and experienced in their fields and were able to inspire and advise those who attended the course. I am forever grateful to those who put the time in to helping me decide on what I would like to do for my future career and thoroughly recommend this course to anyone looking for a fantastic day of learning.

Eleanor Barnett ★★★★★

InvestIN's Young Lawyer Programme is the best experience in law I have had to date! Excellent organisation; the team was so welcoming. I've gained lots of material to look over and met lots of professionals who have given me valuable advice and support! Well worth attending if you have an interest in pursuing a career in law.

Ace Edge ★★★★★

I attended the Young Engineer Programme and it was so awesome as I gained an experience that was challenging and productive. As well as, I made friends that have both similar and different interests from me and at times where I had absolutely no clue how to approach a question (partially because I was one of the younger years attending), there were people, both experienced professionals and other students willing to give their input and help where needed. 

Lewis Thornton ★★★★★

My experience at the Young Lawyer Programme was incredible, I gained so much information regarding both the role of solicitors and barristers. I would recommend this event to anyone who plans to study law and/or pursue it as a career.

Gaurav Samnani ★★★★★

The Young Investment Banker Programme: Incredible experience - never would have been able to work with so many investment bankers and put on my UCAS otherwise!

Manpreet Kaur ★★★★★

I attended the Young Doctor Programme and honestly it will always be one of the best experiences of my life. I gained valuable knowledge from Doctors from a range of specialities as well as a very fun session on suturing. Ultimately, you stay in contact with the professional team so they are able to answer all questions you may have long term which is so rewarding and useful.

Lisa Briggs ★★★★★

My Daughter took part in the Young Doctor Programme in London. She thoroughly enjoyed it - very informative, amazing staff. A fantastic day all round. Really helped in her decision to aspire to become a Medic. Would definitely recommend.

Aadam Niwaz ★★★★★

The Young Investment Banker Programme was very helpful and provided me with some very valuable information about investment banking.

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